The 53-year-old actor was photographed at his art studio in Los Angeles on Tuesday, flashing a smile at paparazzi. Pitt looked fit in a plain white T-shirt, jeans and brown boots, and sported lots of scruff.
Last month, a source told ET the actor is still single despite tabloid reports linking him to both actress Sienna Miller and supermodel Elle Macpherson. Though he appears to have spent the Fourth of July solo, he did spend time with several of his children with ex Angelina Jolie last month, celebrating Father's Day early.
"I'm making everything," Pitt said. "I'm working with clay, plaster, rebar, wood. Just trying to learn the materials. ...But it's a very, very lonely occupation. There's a lot of manual labor, which is good for me right now. A lot of lugging clay around, chopping and moving and cleaning up after yourself."
"But I surprise myself," he added. "Yesterday I wasn't settled. I had a lot of chaotic thoughts -- trying to make sense of where we are at this time -- and the thing I was doing wasn't controlled and balanced and perfect. It came out chaotic. I find vernacular in what you can make, rather than giving a speech. I find voice there, that I need."